Action Alert: Vulnerable Road Users Bill May Die In Committee!

Written by Boston Biker on May 31

From Massbike.

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This is it. On June 1st, our Vulnerable Road Users bill will die in the Joint Committee on Transportation unless we can convince the committee to report it out. We’re not the only ones who think this bill is needed to protect bicyclists and pedestrians – many of you have voiced your support and so have WalkBoston,Massachusetts Public Health AssociationConservation Law FoundationBoston Cyclists Union, and Transportation for Massachusetts.

 

Please call or email your State Senator and State Representative right now and tell them you need their support TODAY to protect vulnerable road users. We need each and every one of you to take action now, or this bill will die and we will have to start all over again next January:

  1. Call or email your State Senator and ask him or her to ask Senator McGee, Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation to report favorably on H3079.
    Click here to find out who your State Senator is and how to contact him or her.
  2. Call or email your State Representative and ask him or her to ask Representative Straus, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation to report favorably on H3079.
    Click here to find out who your State Representative is and how to contact him or her.
  3. Email [email protected] to let us know who you contacted.

If your Senator or Representative is actually a member of the Joint Committee on Transportation, it is especially important to contact them today!

 

Joint Committee on Transportation:

 

Senate Members:
Thomas McGee (Senate Chair)
Gale Candaras
Robert Hedlund
Brian Joyce
Marc Pacheco
Michael Rush

 

House Members:
William Straus (House Chair)
Mark Cusack
Marcos Devers
Peter Durant
Michael Finn
Steven Howitt
Timothy Madden
John Mahoney
James Miceli
Denise Provost
Carl Sciortino
Chris Walsh

 

Please don’t sit this one out – contact your state legislators right now! Thank you for standing with MassBike to protect bikers and walkers.


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2 Responses to “Action Alert: Vulnerable Road Users Bill May Die In Committee!”

  1. By jennifer on May 31, 2012 | Reply

    hi there – I’m in a Brookline, MA-based family of avid urban cyclists and just wanted to let you know I called Sens Brown and Kerry about this. thanks for getting the word out!

  2. By Tugboat 23 on Jun 1, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks boston biker – I admit I sometimes tune out the MB e-mails, but your post put me to work. Now that my 13-month old is using the bike trailer, I truly feel like a vulnerable road user!

    -Karin T

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